Jon Laurenz back at greenskinslab

Jon Laurenz has been fundamental in supporting to establish the lab in 2007 as UBC MASLA student. Since his graduation he has been in Spain practicing as an architect establishing his own firm. He is back in Vancouver from Aug 2020 – Aug 2021 to research in the lab while working on his PhD in Spain. We are so pleased to welcome him back.

International LID Tool Update June 2020

Finally, after another year of revising the tool and completely rewriting the paper, we will be handing it in, hopefully mid July 2020, for peer review. The focus of the paper has shifted to the description of the tool and how it functions and can be used.

Concept/Ideation and Design Process – Instagram/Website Hand Drawing Collection Daniel Roehr

We are currently digitalizing Daniel Roehr’s drawings from his international practice as landscape architect in Japan, Europe, China and North America. The goal is to provide concept/ideation and design process examples as teaching tool for landscape architecture students to get inspired to continue to use hand drawing in their design concept/ideation phase. It is a fast ideas communication tool and a ‘visual’ international language. The collection will also include recent digital tablet sketches.

LID Application Movie

The greenskins lab team has been working on a LID application since spring 2018, to calculate the stormwater runoff and LID mitigation capacities during the concept phase of a design. This video briefly explains its application.

Long Version LID Movie

The long version of our first LID movie is online now. This movie is for the public to understand how the system works holistically and which part could be placed on private and public land.


Our first LID movie is now online. There will be more videos to follow to explain greenskins lab’s LID application tool and how the homeowner can employ LID in their backyard.